Gulf Atlantic Mortgage Merges with Blue Skye Lending of Lakewood Ranch, Florida

The Gulf Atlantic Mortgage Office is Now the Sarasota, Florida, Branch of Blue Skye Lending

Sarasota, FL, March 24, 2012 --( Gulf Atlantic Mortgage in Sarasota has merged with Blue Skye Lending, a full service mortgage brokerage firm based in Lakewood Ranch, FL. The merger will allow existing Gulf Atlantic customers to benefit from Blue Skye Lending’s exceptional platform and extensive lender contacts. Gulf Atlantic’s office at 5934 Palmer Blvd. will become Blue Skye Lending’s new Sarasota branch.

Geoff Allison, former owner of Gulf Atlantic Mortgage, will serve as the Branch Manager for the Sarasota office.

“We feel Blue Skye Lending has the best platform and systems available for our clients and potential clients,” Allison said. “We will be a viable alternative to the banks in our ability to provide the lowest rates and lowest costs on loans.”

“Blue Skye Lending is pleased to join with such a highly respected and quality company as Gulf Atlantic Mortgage,” said Leslie Swart, one of the Managing Partners. “We know Geoff and his team will be a great addition to Blue Skye Lending.”

A graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration, Allison brings 20 years of experience in residential mortgage loans. He is a member and former Chapter President of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP) and an affiliate member of the Sarasota Association of Realtors. He is also a member of the recently formed Mortgage Alliance of Southwest Florida.

Allison can be reached at (941) 302-1877 or

Blue Skye Lending offers expertise in every area of mortgage lending, serving the needs of real estate professionals, builders and individual homebuyers throughout Florida. Consultation is free and there are no application fees. Blue Skye Lending’s main office is located at 8130 Lakewood Main St., Suite 205, Lakewood Ranch, FL. Telephone: (941) 256-8420. Website:
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